Regular exercise has many positives

Letters to the Editor


To the editor:

My name is Jack Ries, a senior at Lindbergh High School.

Last semester in my anatomy class I have been studying the effects of exercise and how it positively affects people’s health. After finishing my research, I have concluded that exercise does have a positive impact on people’s health. If done regularly, for a few hours a day with moments of rest in between, exercise can improve one’s health in many ways.

To mention all the positives of exercise I have gathered through researching and surveying students at Lindbergh High School, I’ve reached a conclusion that exercise can increase muscle and bone density, as well as improving brain function and mental health and even reducing the likelihood of developing diseases or types of disorders like osteoporosis, osteopenia, and sarcopenia just to name a few. However, it’s important to note of the negative effects of exercise, as if one chooses to workout for way too long and way too often it can damage their bodies by tearing muscle, spraining joints, as well as even weakening the immune system. But regardless of the negative effects, I believe everyone should take it upon themselves to exercise on a daily basis. After people acquire knowledge on the topic, as well as there limitations to how they exercise, there health would positively increase substantially and would therefore lead to a more better life than those who don’t see the benefits of exercise.

Jack Ries and Nathan Schneider
Lindbergh High School